Life Sciences research is, in many ways, a natural area of focus for the Bertarelli Foundation because of the Bertarelli family’s connection with Serono, the company they built over the course of three generations.

The Foundation’s life sciences projects also reflect the work of its forebear, the Serono Foundation, especially the way in which its overarching aim is to promote research and knowledge transfer. This it does by building partnerships with globally important scientific institutions, notably Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. With these partnerships, the Foundation not only initiates research, but also fosters a culture in which scientists from across the world work together, sharing knowledge to help produce life-changing outcomes for patients.